I arrived at a performance filled with laughter and joy
A light-hearted comedy to shake off the dust of depression
So many care-free moments filled with wide-eyed innocence.
But then I briefly recalled my heart’s passion
That key to illusions past, present, and future
And it raised the second curtain on the theater before me.
The laughter was in mockery, they reveled in darkness and sin
The comedy was a tragedy of broken hearts and lonely souls
No standard to be held to, no truth to prevent starvation.
And so I shook the dust of deception from my being
In favor of wide-eyed wisdom.
Poetry Copyright © 2020 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved.
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